God’s choice to give human beings free will, was from the beginning a decision to be helpless in human hands. With the birth of Jesus, God made the divine helplessness very clear to us, for a human infant is totally dependent on the loving response of other people. Our natural response to a baby is to open our arms as Francis did–to the infant of Bethlehem, and to the God who made us all - Franciscan Media

Today and tonight, let us pray around the Christmas cribs in our homes and churches, and with joy, lovingly welcome our Savior into our lives and our world.